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Russian woman tourist robbed near Goa beach

Panaji, Dec 31 : A Russian woman tourist was Tuesday robbed of over Rs.50,000 near Colva beach in Goa, police said.


Erepilowa Elena, a Russian tourist, complained to the Colva police that two unknown people riding a motorcycle snatched her purse containing her mobile phone and Rs.57,000 in cash near Colva beach, 35 km south of the capital.

The snatching comes on the heels of a series of similar crimes against foreign women tourists in Goa.

Nearly half a dozen snatchings have been reported across Goa's coastal belt over the last few days during the peak tourist season in December-end.

The incident once again highlights the issue of safety of women tourists in Goa.

An advisory issued by the British government has cautioned women tourists to be on their guard against theft and purse snatchers in specific areas in the north Goa coastal belt.

Goa's beaches attract three million tourists annually including half a million foreigners.

--IANS (Posted on 31-12-2013)

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